So this happened…

Page 25 of Storage Fall/Winter 2012, a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication.

How awesome is this?? My designs are in a national magazine!!

Earlier this last spring, I was asked by an editor of Storage magazine to design and sew some lunch storage pieces. I have been making various homemade items for friends for years, but never “took it public.” I didn’t have an Etsy store. I didn’t have a website. I had a Facebook page where I posted my creations for my friends to see, but that was it. That has now changed.

My Etsy store is now up and getting a fair amount of traffic. It currently contains the sandwich wraps and snack bags that you will see in this issue of Storage (Fall/Winter 2012, Meredith Publishing), as well as an insulated lunch bag to carry everything in.

Cover of Storage Fall/Winter 2012

Cover of Storage Fall/Winter, a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication

But I won’t be stopping there. I also make felt story boards, purses and totes and costumes. I hope over time I will be able to offer all these things on my store, calicostrawberry.etsy.com. If you don’t see a pattern that you like, drop me a line. I take custom orders and we can find the perfect fabric for you.

If you are crafty yourself and would like to make your own wraps and bags, check out the instructions for my designs. I have since made some alterations, like adding more Velcro strips on the wraps, and dropping the Velcro down a bit in the bags. This link includes patterns if you are using Fabric Quarters.

http://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/reusable-sandwich-wrap?ordersrc=rdbhg1104719

And make sure you check out the entire Storage issue. There are several other amazing lunch storage items in the same story my pieces are in. And the entire issue is chock full of great ideas for storage and organization.

-MA

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